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Two-car crash injures two in Jackson County


Two people were injured following a 2-car crash Friday afternoon in Jackson County, Illinois.

It happened just after 4:30 p.m. on US Highway 51 northbound, south of Coal Road in Elkville.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a 2-car crash with injuries and cars blocking the road on US 51.

Witnesses told police a car driven by Bethany Lane of DuQuoin was going southbound swerving from lane to lane while oncoming traffic took the shoulder of the road.

Lane left the road and came back sliding sideways onto US 51, police said. A car driven by Juanita Tiberend was unable to avoid Lane's car and crashed into it.

Tiberend and Lane were taken to a local hospital with injuries.

Lane was later transported to a St. Louis hospital for further treatment. She was cited by police for improper lane use.

Accident re-constructionist are working the crash and investigating.

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